Marvel’s most anticipated movie of the year

Marvel's most anticipated movie of the year

Gavin Kale, Reporter

The long anticipated movie Venom was released to theaters on October 5th, 2018. We first saw a trailer for the movie five months ago, in April. Then another trailer at the very end of July. It was a movie about the famous symbiote Venom. The trailers seemed very promising, seeing how it was a movie about Venom that did not include Spider Man.

I was uncertain of how they would start off the movie without it taking roughly 40 minutes for Eddie Brock, the protagonist, to get the venom symbiote. Due to the excessively long introduction of the symbiote, the rest of the movie felt rushed. Furthermore, we were not told the main antagonist’s name, the Riot symbiote, until about seven minutes before the final fight between the two happened. From that point on, the rest of the movie was just filler. Also, Venom sacrifices himself to defeat Riot and the man who he is controlling, and somehow, Venom survived that. They both die by fire, and there is no way that Venom would have survived this, especially since he was right by Riot. Yet, at the end of the movie, he appears as if nothing happened to him. I would say the only thing worth watching, aside from the main fight, was the mid credits scene, where the Carnage symbiote was introduced.

Another thing I should discuss is the tone developed throughout the movie. I felt that there were too many jokes for a movie that was about one of the scariest things in the Marvel Universe(not to be confused with the Marvel Cinematic Universe), the symbiotes. These things that look like goo and slither around until they take control of someone and possess their body. It felt like it was having a hard time deciding whether it was a comedy/science fiction or horror/science fiction type of movie which really messed up scenes that could have had potential.

My overall opinion on the movie Venom would be that it was neither good nor bad. When I walked out of the theater after watching it, I thought it was a really good movie. However, once I gave it some thought and from what I’ve said in this review, I would give the movie a two and a half stars out of five.